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. >>> and president obama will take the oath of office on the same bible that abraham lincoln used. we'll give you a close look at this extraordinary piece of american history. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> let's begin this hour with the breaking news. algeria's official news agency has just announced the end of a rescue operation aimed at freeing hostages including americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >>
the ranks of washington, jefferson, lincoln and roosevelt. >>> the vice president was sworn in today at the naval observatory by justice sonia sotomayor with the family bible. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> that i take this obligation freely. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. >> and that i will well and faithfully discharge. >> and i will well and faithfully discharge. >> the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. >> the duties of the office of which i'm about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> thank you, your honor. >> the vice president will also take the oath again in a public ceremony. >>> also in washington today, slain civil rights leader, reverend martin luther king jr. was honored during a wreath-laying ceremony, it happened at the king memorial here on the national mall. tomorrow's presidential inauguration coincides with the day the nation celebrates dr. king's birthday. and when president obama takes the oath of office, he will use a bi
and awarded a presidential medal of arts and lincoln medal. she joins me with douglas brinkley. welcome to you, doctor angelou. how are you? >> i'm splendid, thank you. and you? >> i'm extremely honored to be talking to you, actually. i mean that very sincerely. i want to remind you of an e-mail on behalf of the president talking about a conversations you had with dr. martin luther king and of course tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day. i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. but in those conversations with martin luther king, he felt there may be an african-american president, the first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> it's -- that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country. that we are growing up. >> and how do you think the president -- >> we are moving beyond ignorance. >> right. how do you think. >> sorry? >> how do you think he's done, president obama, in the first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he cou
they are enjoying themselves a lot more people tomorrow. you know, the movie "lincoln" is based in part on the book "team of rivals" by doris kerns good win, a story of how abraham lincoln worked with some of the most powerful rivals to abolish slavery and the end of the civil war. while the issues are different, 145 years later, the tensions between congress and the president are the same. president obama's often cited the late president's legacy. >> in face of impossible odds, people who love their country can change it. that's what abraham lincoln understood. he had his doubts. he had his defeats. he had his skeptics. he had his setbacks but through his will and his words, he moved a nation and helped free a people. >> author and inspirational speaker deepak chopra joins me now live. hello, how are you doing? >> i'm good, don, i'm in washington for the celebration and really having a good time. >> good to hear from you. thanks for coming on. >> thank you. >> in your latest op ed, which i read, you say the movie of lincoln raises a theme we don't hear much about the man of destiny. you say that p
? there are too many -- >> yeah. well, ed, why don't you talk about lincoln's second inaugural and the fact nobody thought that was a big deal. >> yeah, if you go back and read the press, the inaugural speech considered the greatest in american history now that we actually study and there's very few we do, lincoln's second inaugural, binding up the wounds of the nation and so forth. the response at the time was what was that? what's he actually going to do with the south now? >> yeah, what kind of program is that? >> how did we get to -- how did we get to a tradition of having poets? it seems like every inaugural we have a poet. >> it's not a tradition. >> john f. kennedy was the first one. >> robert frost in 1961. >> in our lifetimes, don. >> our lifetimes. >> not yours, but ours. >> yeah, you're right. that was pretty close. i started thinking about that ever since -- when maya angelou gave her poem. and i was like, when did we start --. >> it's a great tradition. i think the only thing better would be having a historian. >> or three historians. >> we do mythology at inauguration and created a m
memorable moments. she was awarded the lincoln medal in 2008. she joins me along with douglas brinkley. how are you? >> i'm good and you. >> i want to remind you of an e-mail that you sent out. you talked about conversations you had with dr. martin luther king. tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. in those conversations he felt there may be an african-american president, first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country that we are growing up. >> how do you think the president -- >> we're growing beyond our ignorance. >> how do you think he's done in his first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were a number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down, their heels into the earth and said no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to
bible today. tomorrow he'll use the lincoln bible. a lot to talk about tonight, vice president biden took the oath earlier, his residence the naval observatory. sonia sotomayor doing the honors there. yesterday during a surprise appearance at the iowa inaugural ball the vice president did -- well, sort of a joe biden. >> i'm proud to be president of the united states. but i'm prouder to be -- >> a few seconds ago he corrected himself. a few minutes ago, he and his wife and the president and the first lady all spoke at a celebration. the subject was hair, specifically michelle obama's new bangs. >> first of all, i love michelle obama. and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> president obama just earlier tonight. raw politics looking ahead to tomorrow and, of course, looking ahead at the next four years, we have a team of professionals here, who have seen a lot of presidential history being made. republican consultant margaret hoover joining us, ari fleischer, paul begala and van jon jones. paul, you wrote an
and go out and be ruthless. >> yes. that is the lesson of lincoln. in the first inaugural he talked about appealing to the better angels of our nature and then we went to war. he tried. president obama has tried. i think presidents have to change, try to change the culture in which they are placed. in this case, this division that we have in the country isn't going to be healed. it wasn't healed by president clinton. it wasn't healed by president bush. it has not been healed by president obama be . >> you're saying it doesn't matter what he says tomorrow. he should just be ruthless. >> i think he's got to pursue his agenda with way president lincoln did. yes, with relentless commitment. i think the central political miscalculation of his first term is he thought his mere presence would bank those partisan. >> you're going to be saying yada, yada in his head. >> i think the more elegant way to say this -- >> what my client meant to say. >> i think he needs to say he wants unity but not unity at all costs. there's something more important that be just people getting along in this town. they
the other side of the national mall on the walls of the lincoln memorial are inscribed in my opinion some of the finest words ever written by abraham lincoln in which he faced a bitterly divided country and was able to deliver an address that aimed at unity, brought the country together. and you know, while the challenges we face are different than those that lincoln faced, they are still formidable for this president. our country is deeply divided. we've been through a divided election, which is a lot like what abraham lincoln went through. the challenge for the president is to bring the country together, sound a vision for the country that is eloquent and will inspire americans to come together and get behind him and get behind our elected leaders to work for the good of the country. >> it's interesting you mention lincoln. a lot of people believe his second inaugural address is the last time we had a strong inaugural address. brett o'donnell, thank you. appreciate that. >> good to be with you. >>> the parade, the parties, the pomp, the circumstance, we'll dig into it all on this specia
: and abraham lincoln's, delivered to a nation divided by civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all. >> reporter: a third theme, renewing our commitment to the values of our founding fathers. perhaps it's surprising the president found inspiration in the words of this former a adversa adversary. >> there can be no human rights without human liberty. >> reporter: aides tell us that, although the president disagrees with mr. bush's policy, he's moved by the speech's democratic principles. >> freedom by its nature must be chosen and defended by citizens. >> reporter: a message, aides say, the president will echo today, as he did at the white house last week. >> that most fundamental set of rights, to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> reporter: of all his predecessors, the president says he is most inspired by president lincoln. >> that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. >> reporter: in november, mr. obama screened steven spielberg's movie "lincoln" at the white ho
's going to invoke lincoln with the loin continue bible and martin luther king, both of whom are figures of great national unity. and common national purpose. he should pick up that kind of tone, take from lincoln's second inaugural that sense that we're all fallen and all searching in a sense looking through a glass darkly to the future and trying as a common national purpose from different points of view to find the way for the nation. he should take that big-hearted, big sense of this great purpose of the nation and invoke it to the moment. >> and, clark, going into his second term, this being his second inaugural, how does that impact the approach to this speech versus, you know, when he was going into his first inauguration? >> well, most presidents when they reach their second inaugural, have a certain amount of viewing with satisfaction, what they've achieved, what the nation has achieved, not they but invoking the nation as the achiever, and then looking to the future with a purpose, as i said. good models for this besides lincoln would be both reagan and clinton, each of whom fa
spoke them. abraham lincoln with malice toward none, charity for all, let us strive to finish the work we are in to bind up the nation's wounds. john f. kennedy asked not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. franklin roosevelt, let me assert my firm believe that the only thing we have to fear is fear it itself. >> what makes a speech a part of history and what does this president need to say tomorrow as he begins his second term joining us are michael gerson speechwriter for president bush and james fallis, speechwriter to president carter. you say you don't write to be etched in granite, but i know that writers know when words ring. when you put words on paper, you think, i can see this, you know, as being what will be taken from this speech. so how do you craft those? >> it's true. the chair richter version is the state of the union address. i think with the inaugural address it's harder because something that registers as a showy line may come off as too showy. i think my sense of inaugural addresses the more they are poem like, the more they are s
in to be -- for a second term, wolf. >> tomorrow, he'll have dr. martin luther king, jr. bible and abraham lincoln's bible at the official public ceremony at the white house. you're looking at live pictures. we're about to go into the blue room of the united states. the president of the united states and his family, they will be there together with the chief justice of the united states, john roberts. he will administer the oath as we get ready for this historic moment. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will, to the best of moo i ability. >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice.
the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time including the things that come with this, including the media. a lot of us are wondering what the president is going to say in his inaugural speech. obviously, so much is weighing on it. if anything, even more important than the first time around because he has, as john has pointed out, a small window to make
and prayers. as he left the west front of the capitol, a nostalgic turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look out one more time. >> now there were shades of the campaign that the president winning out, success can't mean that a few people are making it and a growing number are barely scratching by. the president acknowledging that bipartisan -- or the lack of bipartisanship here in washington but noted that everyone needs to work together for the good of the country. john? >> dan, that moment at the end of your piece where the president turned around and looked, that was astounding. 23 seconds he stood there and he gazed out at the national mall to let it sink in. it must have been an extraordinary day for him. what does today hold for him after that full night of dancing he had? >> reporter: he heads to the national cathedral. the day after inauguration, the presidents always get a chance to go sit down at an interfaith service, a prayer and prayers are given not only for the president but also the vice president for their second terms. this is historic event that d
in today, along with a bible that belongsed to abraham lincoln. tell me about your father's bible. >> that bible is at least 59 years of age, because in it are markings. such as 5-10-54. he was using this as a bible to meditate and pray and prepare himself for leadership in the church. very tattered. we did a little repairing on it, restoration, so it wouldn't fall apart when the president places his hand on it. >> that would be a bad thing to happen in the middle of the inauguration ceremony. i know you are preparing to speak at ebenezer church today, because, of course, what a great coincidence of timing, today we also celebrate your father's legacy as well, on the same day we inaugurate a president. what will you talk about? how do the two things intersect for you? >> first and foremost, the fact that the president is using daddy's bible is heart warming for me. my father was first and foremost a preacher, pastor, it reminds people of that. that is one of the things i will stress today. we must remember the pastor and preacher, and my father was such a healing lead eer, and so
much in the tradition of king and of lincoln and he has rallied his base. we'll be talking in the next few days about all the negatives and the negative reviews are coming in. today is the day for president obama. this is a day when he really defined what he believes fundamentally. >> david, do you think this is, someone said this is a speech he wished he could have given four years ago but wasn't able to. how did he seem to you? >> i thought it was a marvelous speech and it is brave and it is bold and i think it will play well in history. not enough people are talking about the climate change. there was a healthy paragraph in there about that. 30, 40 years ago, the fact that he took an inaugural speech and used that kind of time and talked about climate is important and just making seneca and selma and stonewall. it will be repeated over and over again as part of the traditions of american rights and civil rights. >> that was really something. to hear him smeng stonewall in the first statements, certainly for gay and lesbian americans, that was a stunning leap forward. >> gigantic. he
lincoln. the lincoln family bible was in illinois at the time. mr. obama used the same bible when he took the oath of office in 2009. the president will be sworn in using what is described as dr. martin luther king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will
from the foot of the u.s. capitol to the lincoln memorial to witness history. the second inauguration of president barack obama. the 57th u.s. presidential inaugural. as he walked off the platform, the president paused, telling everyone he won't do this again, and he looked back. a reflective moment to start his second term. before the real business begins tomorrow, tonight, it is all about the celebrations. the inaugural balls. we're going to take you to erin burnett and pierce mas morgan. >> we got the good assignment here. maybe hard to hear. >> best gig in hollywood. washington, any way you like. >> that's right. there are going to be ibt 40,000 people coming to where piers and i are here tonight. this is it, this ball and the one upstairs, those are the two the president is going to be attended, and they have all of the hot acts. >> the inaugural ball is on this floor, and it's currently the biggest disco you have seen in your life. 35 people will be swilling and guzzling around here. upstairs, the commander in chief ball. a little more exclusive. you will see stovy wune stevie y
slam. lot of talk about lincoln's second inaugural, which i think by standards is the gold standard and the greatest of the second inaugural addresses that we know. >> because? >> because it came at the pivotal moment of maximum peril for the nation and it was a real statement about how we could be larger as a democracy and reembrace those who had been against the country and come back together. but i have been looking at franklin ross vel's second inaugur inaugural, 1937, which is interesting, because it was a very can candid, honest progress report about what had not yet been accomplished coming out of the great depression but also a statement how we had to come together, useself government as the most noble expression. and use very precise terms, if you go back and look that the speech there is very real room for president obama now to say to the country, these are the things that will are left undone that we, together, must find a way to do >> michael, as a speechwriter first, who would you look at to kind of -- who's analogous at this point for president obama and his speechwri
to abraham lincoln. >> are you prepared to take the oath, senator? >> i am. >> reporter: on the very same lincoln bible president obama used a
't have that great big concert down here by the lincoln memorial. that may make it somewhat cheaper, but everything out here costs money. so what is the final price tag? we can't find anybody in d.c. who will tell us or maybe even who knows. and perhaps that's no surprise, the brits still don't know for sure exactly what the queen's diamond jubilee cost last summer either and they had 60 years to get ready for that. >> smart not to add up all the numbers, just pay whatever it costs and then move on. what do you think? >> especially in this time all we're talking about in washington is cutting spending. >> what's great is the weather. >> the weather is amazing. >> how good is the weather. >> i'm overdressed right now. >> all of us are. it's sunny, beautiful. our chief meteorologist john king is standing by to give us a forecast for tomorrow, john. what's going on? what do we expect? >> if you're going to be the chief meteorologist, this is the day to be the scheef meteorologist. nobody can be mad at the weather man. take a look at a little inaugural history when it comes to the weath
will, indeed. >> a lot of good movies. have you seen lincoln. >> i have not but i'm told i should. >> he's great. >> he's number two. >> daniel day-lewis. >> tommy lee jones is brilliant. >> and hell of a nice guy here. >> are you still winning, charlie? >> today i am with you. absolutely. >> it's been brilliant to see you again. >> likewise. thank you so much. >> come back again. >> you're an absolute pro. >> thank you. >> i appreciate it. >> that's all for us tonight. anderson cooper starts now. >>> we all know there's a good network he sort of broke down telling oprah what it was like as a father of five kids to lie to a child, to lie to a son, his son luke. >> when this all really started, i saw my son defending me and saying, that's not true. what you're saying about my dad is not true. and it almost goes to this question of why now. you know, he can't -- yeah. that's when i knew i had to tell him. >> what did you say? >> i said, listen, there's been a lot of questions about your dad. my career, whether i doped or did not dope. i have always denied that, and i have always bee
, with the lincoln bible, and the mlk bible, 150 years ago. the emancipation proclamation, he could not be standing up there, barack obama a black man. and dr. king, without him, he would not be standing there. so the two men, he is there with both bibles. it's just a sense of conformation about what a country we are. >> despite the conformation and all the pomp and circumstances, the president needs to work with congress and the republican house that he has butted heads with so much, how do you think the president should address the bitter partisan divide that exists in washington in the speech? >> i was just reading franklin roosevelt's second inauguration speech and he was in the a similar situation to barack obama. the economy was struggling. and he did not give a speech that was designed to say, heal the nation's wounds and bring the nation together. he gave a surprisingly polarizing speech saying we have a ways to go. we have got a -- it's not about more for those who already have much. it's about helping those who have nothing. it was called the one-third of the nation speech, because he poi
. the land of lincoln float features american flags, the state flag, and a panorama of the capitol. the state seal adorns the front of the float. the float is approximately 20 feet long, 8 feet wide -- >> the south shore drill team from chicago. the president's hometown. the first lady's hometown. they've come here. two major gifts allowed them to come here. from walgreens. they raised the money. they are here. attending this inauguration. you can see the president, he's pretty excited to see what's going on. >> special because they were unable to attend the first inauguration because of lack of funds. so this is very special for them this time. >> they're going right in front of the reviewing stand right now. you see the president and the first lady. the vice president. >> there's a huge set of speakers heading our way. we'll see that right behind them. >> they're moving. >> here we go, here we go. >> the president's moving too. >> how can you not? >> that's right. ♪ >> the south shore drill team from chicago, illinois. ♪ ♪ >> the gullahgeecheee is representing the culture of the islan
ago, that dr. king stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial and said i have a dream. >> of course, this was actually the fourth time that president obama has taken the oath of office. let's bring in our panel, van jones, cnn contributor who served as president obama's green jobs adviser in 2009. sally quinn, margaret hoover, republican consultant, cornell belcher, democratic strategist who served fas a pollster for president obama's 2012 re-election team. i wonder how you think this anniversary, this martin luther king day, informed and was infused throughout president obama's remarks today. >> i'll go back to even when he was senator obama. he always talked about, he also understood the gravity and talked about, i stand on the shoulders of the great men and women of the civil right era who made this possible. even early on, many of the civil rights leaders early on in the primary process were with hillary clinton and it took a while for them to trust him and know who he was. and he used a lot of that conversation saying, look, because of you all, i am possible. and i remember we
, he'll use two other bibles. one of them belonged to president lincoln. it's the same one will be used in 2009 during the inauguration. the second bible belongs to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of off
there to help you. and i would also obviously abraham lincoln and par tin luther king are going to be mentioned, at least their spirit for sure. i would wiped it to women. nobody seems to ever name drop susan b. anthony or eleanor roosevelt. it might be time for that now, particularly since the president's been getting some heat of not having enough women in his second term and the women's vote contributed to his re-election mightily. >> historically speaking, how much does a second inaugural speech matter? does it set the tone? do people hold the presidential account foblable for it? >> not too many matter. abraham lincoln's is the huge exception, that with malice toward none speech but he was uttering it when it looked like the union was going to be victorious. they're important as olive branch speeches. jefferson said in 1801, we are not federalists or not republicans. we're americans essentially. and the president might want to take that kind of bipartisan tone. it's about a unity speech. and anybody who's looking for a lot of new policy ideas are not going to get any. this is about poetry
. >> a lot of good movies. have you seen lincoln. >> i have not but i'm told i should. >> he's great. >> he's number two. >> daniel day-lewis. >> tommy lee jones is brilliant. >> and hell of a nice guy here. >> are you still winning, charlie? >> today i am with you. absolutely. >> it's been brilliant to see you again. >> likewise. thank you so much. >> come back again. >> you're an absolute pro. >> thank you. >> i appreciate it. >> charlie sheen. ♪ >>> so help you god? >> so help me god. >>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to this very special edition of "early start weekend." it is saturday, january 19th. i'm randi kaye, coming to you live this morning from the national mall in washington, as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration. now, all morning, our cnn political team will be bringing you the very latest on preparations for the big day and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. we have an action-packed show for you. but first, let's bring in my colleague, victor blackwell, who is back in atlanta this morning. victor, i know you have some othe
will be looking at as they watch the vice president sworn in for another term will be the lincoln delivering his second inaugural address, perhaps the most famous second inaugural address in history. so, his family will be watching on. he will be sworn in by associate justice sonia sotomayor. this will be the first hispanic associate justice to swear in a vice president, the fourth woman to do so. and he will be placing his hand, the vice president will, on the biden family bible. you will see when it happens, it's a pretty big bible, five inches thick. this is the bible that has been in the family back to the late 1800s and this is the bible that the vice president has been sworn in before, during his senate terms and also his son, beau bind, was sworn in to be attorney general of delaware. this will be an interesting ceremony. another thing to point out, wolf, while the constitution explains the president is to taken a oath it doesn't say the same thing for a vice president. this san oath that is actually going to be longer than what the president will be taking later today and it's something
, with his being recognized through me and i am so thankful for that. >> the president will use lincoln's bible and the bible of dr. king as well on inauguration ceremony. and i always think of that as sort of, a cycle, right, in a way, a virtuous cycle, martin luther king jr., assassinated trying to create what i think to some may be small degree, has been realized in the election and inauguration the first black president of this country. >> well, you know, with the first election, i along with so many other people just broke down and cried and cried and cried. out of thankfulness, out of remembering what we had been through. and thinking about medgar and all those other people who gave their lives and gave so much that we don't even recognize any more. and hopefully, will begin to do that in the very, very near future. >> myrlie evers-williams, we're looking forward to your three minutes, we can't wait. >> so am i. >> so great to see you. >>> so a man who marched alongside martin luther king jr. during the civil rights era, congressman john lewis, he will be here, we will speak to hi
, a nostalgic president turned back toward the lincoln memorial. >> i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> reporter: before the president gets back to work, he heads to the washington national cathedral for an interfaith service for prayers to be offered up for the country and the president. it's a tradition that dates back to fdr. soledad. >> dan lothian, thank you. for the night and parties at night, really party mode in the nation's capital, while the number of official parties was scaled back from ten official parties four years ago to two official parties last night, there was no shortage of big stars and big moments, 21 acts, inuding jennifer hudson, alicia keys, stevie wonder, performed at two inaugural events. brianna keilar live in d.c. >> good morning, soledad. only two balls, but there were still tens of thousands of party goers who attended them. took over the huge washington convention center. and when it came to the entertainment, they were not disappoi disappointed. s. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle ob
and misfortune. >> progressives are over the moon. msnbc's chris matthews gushed there's so much of lincoln in obama's speech, with one exception. lincoln's second inaugural speech included this famous line "with malice toward none, with charity for all, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." arguably there was little of that in obama's speech, no extended talk of working together, of bipartisanship, but there was a not so veiled slam at republican paul ryan, congressional budget chairman and former vice presidential candidate who once said 60% of americans are takers because they take more in government benefits than they pay in. and about those benefits, mr. president? >> they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> so the talkback question for you this morning, obama's speech, what was your takeaway, facebook.com/carolcnn, or tweet me @carolcnn. your responses later this hour. i'll be right back. a hybrid? most are just no fun to drive. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet t
. former president clinton introduced the movie "lincoln," and then former senator john introduced "house of lies." julianne moore, she won for playing sarah palin. see, the foreign press realized the greatest challenge in hollywood, pretending to be a republican. so they hand out these awards. >> but i said, doctor, i'm cal calling to thank you very much. 13 years ago you saved my life. he said, well, dave, it seemed like a good idea at the time. i had five bypasses. five bypasses. yeah, that's right. who wants to fight. five bypasses or as dick cheney likes to refer to it, a checkup. a checkup. >> "early start" continues right now. >>> finally, a confession. after years of denying it, lance armstrong has told oprah what e he's always denied to the rest of the world. >>> infected by accident. a medical mistake may have exposed hundreds of war vets to hiv. >>> and danger amid the waves. look at that. >> i know. >> a camera captures sharks lurking just yards off the beach. >> well, luckily, you know, that person's not that close, right? >> stay away from the water. stay away from the wate
abraham lincoln on loan from the library of congress. and a luncheon in statuary hall. it doesn't all end with the balances on monday night. on tuesday, a prayer service. several days ahead of us, several very busy days. a lot of folks asking about the weather. as of right now, the forecast for monday is a low of 25 and a high of 40, which is around about the average it's been on january 20th for the past several inaugurations. >> at least it's consistent. we know we need to bundle up. during the inauguration last time. a lot of talk about mrs. obama and sasha, malia, what they are wearing. we don't know what they are wearing, but a lot being said about a new hair style sported by mrs. obama. >> that's right. yesterday was mrs. obama's 49th birthday and they tweeted a picture of mrs. obama with a new haircut. bangs now. we don't know what she is wearing, but what her hair looks like. we will see if it starts any trends. >> berman wants a full frontal of the bangs so he can see what they looked like. that was kind of a side-view. >> that's what i said. we'll get some views. >> all right. a
differently. >>> president obama takes the oath of office monday on a bible that belonged to abraham lincoln and one that belonged to martin luther king jr. it takes place on the holiday honoring the reverend king. after the symbolism, the ceremonies, celebrations and of course the president beginning a second term facing some challenges from the first four years. joining us, atlanta's mayor talking about what's ahead. you are one of the insiders now. anything, you put in the time, the work, were you in iowa, across the country. anything that you learned about the president that surprised you? >> that surprised me? no. he was as tough as i thought, and i think that -- i think he was going to do what was necessary to win, and i think that he wants to be president. very much. i think he loves being president. >> what gives you that impression? >> because i know how tough this campaign was, and i know that there were moments in the campaign where if he did not really want this job, he could have fallen apart, and he was central to holding the campaign together during very tough times. >> lookin
a very exclusive club next week, with members including washington, jefferson, lincoln, roosevelt, when he is nicaraguaed e inaugurated as the president of the united states. massive preparations are well under way here in the nation's capital. the whole thing kicks off tomorrow with a national day of service. chelsea clinton will be the honorary chair for that. and because january 20th, the inauguration day falls on a sunday this year, the official swearing in of president obama will take place in a private ceremony at the white house as it has to on a sunday. monday is the big day, folks. this all kicks off with a church service at st. john's church, just across the street from the white house. then on to the public. the swearing in here where hundreds of thousands are expected to turn out on what will be, i'm sure, a chilly washington day, from capitol hill to the national mall, pennsylvania avenue, for the inaugural parade. i will be there. i'm so excited. i'll be there in the thick of things. of course, many, many -- many, many of our cnn crews will be there as well. you can catch
, lincoln, and roosevelt. cnn has more -- ryan, good morning to you. >> you're not going ask me to sing, are you? >> sing a few bars. make your kids proud. come on. let's talk about the next four years. what can we expect to hear from the president in his inaugural address on monday? >> well, if you think back to the last two inaugural addresses for second-term president, bush and clinton or clinton and bush, they both used it to sort of lay out one big theme, right? not to lay out a specific partisan agenda. that comes later in the state of the union. now lay out a big theme. the clintons -- famous line from clinton's second inaugural, maybe not that famous because most people don't remember these things, but we need to be repairers of the breach. it was about calling for unity. george w. bush in his second inaugural talked about ending tyranny in the world. big thematic goal, not a narrow partisan agenda. so the question is, what will obama -- what will be the big theme of this? most inaugurals have the theme of unity. that's always been something that obama has talked about. >> somet
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